Famous Haunted Pub reopens

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Famous Extremely Haunted Pub Finds New Owners and Reopens | Mysterious Universe

Haunted pubs in England are like Starbucks coffee shops in the U.S. – there’s one on every corner, you see some strange things in them – (especially at night) and there’s no way they ever go out of business. Well, one haunted pub in Bristol became the exception to this rule. Despite being one of the oldest and most haunted pubs in England, it closed down in 2019 – and not due to the coronavirus. Fortunately, new owners have been found. Will the ghosts – who have had free run of the place for a year – object? How did your pets feel when you started working from home?


“They don’t come much more famous a Bristol pub than this, and it’s something of an unspoken scandal that such a landmark building is currently empty and needing a new owner with deep pockets.”

The Llandoger Trow has been on King Street in the heart of Bristol’s publand since 1664, and on the market since March 2019, when the owners gave up keeping it in business (complaints included poor food and worse service). While locals mourned the death of such a famous local institution, campaigns sprang up to save it and the owners, figuring that someone might pay bot the price and the high fix-up costs, listed it for £1million ($1.267 million US) with estate agent Graham Clifford at Christie & Co, which estimated it needed an addition £2million to renovate. Why would anyone spend that kind of money on the Llandoger Trow?

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After reading the article it seems that it has not yet been reopened and still for sale.
 

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Sadly, even before Coronavirus, pubs in the UK were closing down at a rate of 13 per week...
 

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I wonder why? People not eating out as much ?
It's been going on for years. I believe it's at least partly due to supermarkets selling cheap alcohol and people staying at home to drink to save money. I think it's also due to changes in people's work habits. In the old days, working class men would finish work (down coal mines, in factories etc.) and go straight from work to the pub. This doesn't tend to happen in the UK now as all the coal mines have been shut since the Thatcher years and manufacturing is all but vanished (Sheffield's steel making industry etc.).

We are much more service industry skewed now and people work flexitime, so pubs have changed a lot. It's possible that because of the sheer number of pubs, restaurants and coffee shops all offering great food and drink now, there's just too much competition.

I used to live in a village where there would have been 13 pubs for only a couple of hundred residents. Now, there are only 3 pubs for twice as many people.

It's really sad as pubs are so much a part of our identity. Don't get me wrong, though - there are still loads of pubs here! Or at least there were, before Coronavirus. I dread to think how this pandemic will have affected them...
 
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